By Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
Balzer + Bray, 576 pp.: $17.99, for ages 9 and up
The second book in "The Wildwood Chronicles" from the Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy sees the series' protagonists traveling underground.
Dragonbreath No. 7: When Fairies Go Bad
By Ursula Vernon
Dial, 208 pp.: $12.99, for ages 8 and up
When Danny's mom is kidnapped by fairies, he and his best friend Wendell travel to fairyland to free her.
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm
By Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Candlewick, 176 pp.: $15.99, for ages 6 and up
Judy Moody finds a lucky penny that seems to be helping her at bowling and spelling until she drops it in a porcelain bowl of yuck. Will her luck run out?
Big Nate Makes the Grade
By Lincoln Peirce
Andrews McMeel, 224 pp.: $9.99, for ages 8 and up
Sixth grader Big Nate is better known for his homemade comics and frequent trips to detention than his scholastic prowess, but that may change when he rivals his longtime nemesis Gina.
Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten
By Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus
Random House, 144 pp.: $11.99, for ages 6 and up
Room Nine concocts a Thanksgiving feast and competes in a thankfulness contest. Junie B. struggles to balance what she is and is not thankful for.